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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

Oxford, Covid and Strategic Decisions

In March, I wrote about saying “yes” to new challenges as Saïd Business School celebrated International Women’s Month. And here I am now saying “no.” Well, “not right now” to be more precise. Let’s recap: I joined Oxford Saïd in January as part of cohort 1 of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Coming from […]

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Posted by: on March 25, 2022

Transformational, energising and inspirational: my experience studying the Diplo...

My journey with Saïd Business School began one autumnal evening in 2014 when I visited the School to attend an Executive Diplomas Open Evening. Listening to the academics animatedly discussing the programme, the alumni sharing their own experiences and what they had gone on to achieve, I knew there was a place for me there. […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2021

To the nostalgic Oxonian that’s addicted to the city of dreaming spires

In 2018, 5 years after I had graduated from Oxford with an MSc , I was at that point in my career when I was thirsty for more knowledge, had several of questions about my career path and what it would take for me to get to the next level. Of course, given the enriching […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Returning to Oxford

Having studied for my MSc in Oxford over 20 years ago and worked in China for the past 18 years, I was so thrilled about going back to Oxford to experience the wonderful student life again when I was accepted on the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation programme in November 2020. Never had I expected […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Saïd Business School with a baby on board

2020 was a tough year for me, as it was for most of the world. I found out I was pregnant in February, and the excitement was quickly replaced by anxiety as it became increasingly clear that COVID was going to mean that this year of milestones would be spent far from friends and family […]

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Posted by: on August 27, 2021

The life-altering program: Be ready to grow not only professionally but also per...

I can describe my time at Saïd Business School to be extremely engaging as I was involved in the learning process that helps me in acquiring new skills in close collaboration with students from other countries. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has created for all the areas of our lives, I was able to enjoy […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2021

On the subject of strong ties…

I am writing this on the eve of A-Level results day, and I have an 18-year-old daughter who is anxious about tomorrow. What I am thinking about is how, whatever plan comes together tomorrow, she is about to embark on one of the most formative adventures of a lifetime. And having finished my Executive Diploma […]

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Posted by: on February 19, 2021

Online Experience: Oxford Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

At the present time, we still have challenges related to COVID and the limitations which it creates for schools. I have just started to study the Strategy and Innovation diploma programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. I want to emphasise below how fast and professional Oxford Saïd adapted the approach of their live […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

Oxford Experience- Metamorphosis!!!

After having successfully completed the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (DipSI), I was recently invited to share my experiences with the new class starting in November 2020. It was my absolute honour and pleasure to be invited by my alma mater. Talking to the new class who are starting their exciting journey amidst […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

It’s not hard. It’s simple. And that’s why it’s hard.

How one might prepare for, participate in, and use the Diploma in the real world: What is it like to study Strategy & Innovation at SBS? What did I get out of it? Was it worth it? “I want you leaving awake and with new ideas in your field” said Teppo Felin, the engaging programme […]

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